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St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Oct. 22th, 20th Sunday after Pentecost / 19th Sunday after Trinity

8am Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, p. 67

Collect: O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee: Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.v


Reader: Shirley Marston       Prayers of the People: Chris Acton

Eucharistic Assistant: Beth Turner

Rector:                                    The Rev'd Sandra Fyfe



Deacon:                                  The Rev’d K. Ann Watson


Honourary Assistant:         The Rev’d Dr. V Bruce Matthews

Wardens:                               Ron Stuart, 902-542-4477

                                               Margaret Coghill, 902-678-9982

Director of Music & Organist: Dr. Michelle Boyd


Flower Convener:                Cathy Stewart, 902-542-5565

Administrative Assistant: Deborah MacDonald,


Sexton:                                    Peter Brown, 902-698-0414

Church Phone:                     902-542-2487



10am    Holy Eucharist, The Book of Alternative Services

The Gathering of the Community

Processional Hymn                                        #1 Holy, Holy, Holy

The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

The Gloria                                                             #702 Glory to God

       The Collect of the Day: O God, whose image we bear and whose           name we carry, yours is the world and all it contains. Recall us to our true allegiance, so that above the powers and rulers               of this world, you alone may claim our loyalty and love. We            make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,         who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,               God for ever and ever.


As the children depart for Sunday School we will sing, Give Thanks


The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

      First Reading: Exodus 33:12-23,  John Whidden

Psalm 99

      Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10,  Denyse Nelson

Gradual Hymn # 522 Rock of Ages (tune: Toplay, #582 MP)

The Holy Gospel:  Matthew 22:15-22


The Apostles’ Creed, p. 189

The Prayers of the People, Kyle Wells

Confession and Absolution, p. 191

The Sharing of the Peace, p. 192                                                           

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn              #520 The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Prayer over the Gifts, p. 387

      Eucharistic Prayer #2, p. 196               #735 Holy, holy, holy…

      The Lord’s Prayer,  p. 211

      The Breaking of the Bread #6,   p. 213          #745 Lamb of God…

All are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a blessing. Gluten-free bread is available at the communion rail.

Communion hymn:     #504 Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love

Choir Anthem: Psalm 23 (Franz Schubert)
Ellen Torrie, Alexa Munroe-Choquette, Lauryn Wadden, Margaret Finlay, Lauren MacKinnon, and Paige Gallant 

Prayer after Communion, p.  388, followed by Doxology, p. 214

The Blessing

Announcements   Diana Patterson

       Closing Hymn   #393 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

  The Dismissal


Psalm 99

The Lord reigns; let the people tremble; the Lord is enthroned upon the Cherubim; let the earth shake.

The Lord is great in Zion and is high above all peoples.

Let them confess your name, which is great and awesome; you are the Holy One.

“O mighty Sovereign, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.”

Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and fall down before the footstool of God; the Lord is the Holy One.

Moses and Aaron among your priests, and Samuel among those who call upon  your name, they called upon you, O Lord, and you answered them.

You spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; they kept your testimonies and the decree that you gave them.

“O Lord our God, you answered them indeed; you were a God who forgave them, yet punished them for their evil deeds.”

Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and worship upon the holy hill of God; for the Lord our God is the Holy One.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.


Eucharistic Assistant: Jim Nelson

Greeters: Jim & Judy Amos

      Counters: Kathy Phillips & Dianna Thorpe

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the 10am service this week provided by Mary Phillips & Olive Fyfe


Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Diocese of Temotu (Melanesia) & the Diocese of Fredericton along with the parishes of New Germany with St. Martin’s, Western Shore

·       All young people attending the Diocesan Youth Conference next weekend, especially Alec, Ryan and Calum; and for their leaders, especially Sandra and Jim Fyfe

·       Those who provide our food, giving thanks for the harvest

·       Those in need of God’s healing grace: Arthur, Joan, Albert Jucker, Charlie, Mary, Christine, Tim, Jamie, Trevor, Sylvia

Desloges, Digger McDougall, Cal McMillan, Lyle Southam, Jack, Pam, Barclay, Cecil, Joanie, Marlene & John Reid, Cameron, Jane, Doreen McKee, Kevan, Pat Fice, Mary Funderburg & Diana Hart


NOTE: If you have added any of the names for our Cycle of Prayer and your loved one no longer needs the extra prayers please let me know so that our prayer list is up to date.    – Debbie MacDonald


SERVICES FOR Oct. 29th – Reformation Sunday/All Saints Sunday

8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)

Presider: The Rev’d Dr. V. Bruce Matthews; Preacher: The Rev’d Lynn Uzans   

10:00 am Holy Eucharist (adapted from a service prepared by the World Lutheran Federation to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation) 

 Presider and Preacher: The Rev’d Lynn Uzans



Mark these dates on your calendar

Today at 2:30pm, Horton High: Annapolis Valley Honour Choir Fall Concert Shall We Dream shares the emotional journey of those leaving behind a homeland in search for a better tomorrow. Guests include recently-settled immigrant families in the Valley and a Syrian lute player who arrived recently in Nova Scotia. Tickets at, Pharmasave or; $15/adults; $5/student & children (plus Ticketpro fees); $20 at the door if available. Admission free for all refugees.

Today at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax -- Join our Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, for a special Choral Evensong of Thanksgiving at 4pm, preceded by an Open House Reception at 2pm. A freewill offering will be taken for the Anglican Healing Fund, which offers grants to encourage and initiate programs to help educate and heal the damage caused by Indian residential schools. The Fund responds specifically to the Calls for Action arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report.


Thurs., Oct. 26th at 7pm in the meeting room: Parish Council. Please place any agenda items or concerns in the suggestion box at the back of the church or talk to one of the wardens before the meeting.


Fridays, 11-11:45 am: Christian Meditation at the back of the church


A Safe Driving Course will be held here on Sat., Oct. 28th starting at 10am. Luncheon included. Price is $20/person. Limited number of tickets. Please call Elizabeth Biggs at 902-542-5944. "Prepare for winter and boost your driving skills"


Roast Beef Dinner fundraiser for L'Arche, Sat., Oct. 28th, 5-7pm,  Lion's Hall, Wolfville. This is sponsored by our parish and we need ticket sellers, people to peel vegetables, servers and people to help clean up - see sign-up sheets at the back of the church. Everyone is welcome. Any questions--ask Dale or Karen.


Painting Class. Nov.-Dec. Tues., 7-9pm Ron Stuart is holding a painting class in the meeting space for 8 weeks. Contact Ron for more info at 902-542-4477. Signup sheet is at the back of the church.


Plum Pudding making is next month so please start saving your cans. 14 & 28 oz size are ideal with NO round bottoms, thanks. There will be a sign up sheet but please reserve Mon., Nov. 13th for pudding making at the church from 9-12. We need STEAMERS!! Never done it before? No problem! We have instructions...all you need is 4.5 hours for them to cook. A sign-up sheet will be posted shortly. Please call Vicki Harris with any questions. 902-542-3421. 

Universal Portrait Studios returns on Tues., Nov. 14th and Weds., Nov. 15th for those who have not had their pictures taken for our upcoming Parish Photo Directory. You should hear from them soon.

The Christmas Home Tour will be on Sat., Dec. 9th.We will need many volunteers in the homes and serving gingerbread refreshments at the church. Please mark the date on your calendar. We will be spreading Season's Greetings from St. John's with a special introduction to our upcoming 200th anniversary year.


Church & Community News

PWRDF CHRISTMAS CARDS are a wonderful way to spread the word about the work done by the Primates World Relief & Development Fund and to support its many programs around the world.  The cards are 5”x7”and come in packs of 12. A minimum donation of $20/pack is recommended. To order contact Helen Whidden at 902-542-5061 or


Rector’s Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Tues., 9:30-11am. She is attending the Diocesan Youth Conference from Fri., Oct. 27th to Sun., Oct. 29th and will be off Monday. If there is a pastoral emergency, call the Rev’d Dr. Bruce Matthews at 902-542-1910.


Anglican Journal Subscriptions: We just received a current Parish subscription list for The Anglican Journal. Please check to see if your name is on it and to ensure that your mailing information is correct. If you are not receiving the Journal and would like to, please add your name and address. If you wish to stop receiving it, please cross off your name and sign your name beside it. Thank you.


What’s with all these fancy chairs? Thanks to St. James, Kentville, our parish has received over 70 burgundy, padded chairs for free. We will be looking at our current supply of chairs soon to figure out how many of which type we should keep on hand. Please talk to one of the wardens if you have any comments or recommendations.